Shooting a TVNZ “New Blood” Webisode Pilot

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Shooting a TVNZ “New Blood” Webisode Pilot By Tim Hawthorne Dawn Marron wrote Bananaruma as a play for the Nelson Fringe Festival 2016. It was extremely well-received with many people commenting that it would make a great TV series so when a friend told Dawn about TVNZ “New Blood” web series competition (https://www.tvnz.co.nz/webseries-comp), she thought, why not? She hadn’t written …

Film writer needs young star for pivotal role

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BY PAULA HULBURT | THE MARLBOROUGH EXPRESS A film writer is searching for an aspiring actor to play a pivotal role in her latest production. Dramatist and director Claudia Dallarosa is ready to begin filming her newest work which she hopes to enter in the Top of the South Film Festival. But first, she needs to find a 10-year-old boy to play …

Filmmaking – Follow Your Heart

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Filmmaking – Follow Your Heart By Aaron Falvey For some time now I thought it would be great to do a series of blogs, which follows my journey as a filmmaker. The experiences I have encountered have been so varied, some good, some bad, some tragic! I thought it would be nice to start with how I got into film-making. …

BOP Film | Making the Pitch for a Film Industry

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Using the Bay of Plenty’s idle kiwifruit storage spaces in summer is being promoted as a way to overcome a lack of film studio space, that is seeing the country miss out one lucrative overseas film projects, says BOP Film. Auckland and Wellington have insufficient production and facilitation capacity to accommodate the scale of demand from international film production companies …

Field of Horrors in Marlborough

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In late February the Blenheim filmmakers group (which are part of the Top of the South Filmmakers Society) got together to create a short film to be used to promote the Field of Horrors Night at The Omaka Maze. This event is a fundraiser for the Blenheim Filmmakers with 40% of the proceeds going towards new film equipment. Field of …

TOTS Filmmaker Enters International VFX Contest.

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Daniel Rarity | Blenheim VFX CONTEST FOR AMATEUR FILMMAKERS Using visual effects in a short amateur film used to be almost impossible unless you wanted to spend lots of money. But these days it very easy and free with websites like PRODUCTION CRATE which offers free visual and sound effects. They also have what they call ‘Pro’ effects that require …

Sons of 71

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The first stage of principle photography on ‘Sons of 71’ was recently completed and was a great success. Doug Brooks (writer, director and actor) was strongly supported by Nelson members of the Top of the South Film Production Society. Casting for the second stage of filming in Marahau, Nelson in November is underway. WANTED: – Male soldier extras. Must have …

Thats a Wrap!

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Principle photography has wrapped on the production of ‘Ascendance’. Filming took place in the Marlborough region and played host to 12 cast and crew from the United States as well as several Nelson based actors and actresses. The sci-fi/action short film was shot from 3rd – 11th of September and was an incredible experience for everyone involved. The short film …

Late Equaliser is Complete!

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Gwen and Mic Dover have recently completed post-production on ‘Late Equaliser’. The film has now been submitted to various film festivals around the world, including the Top of the South Film Festival. Late Equaliser is a 19 minute film about life, death, reincarnation…. and football. Directed by Gwen Daly Dover Written by Mic Dover Starring: Troy Warring, Anna Burns, Gerardo …